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Hi I'm Logan

I love life. I've traveled through Europe and Central America. I'm a missionary. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a student. Have been pretty much my whole life. But isn't that how it works? You learn before you do and I'm OK with that. I love to learn, to read, to question. I guess my love to really and truly learn came from my parents. When I was young, my parents taught me to love to read, and they did so through the Book of Mormon. Ever since then I have loved to read, and loved to learn, and most importantly I've gained a love of the Book of Mormon. I am now serving as a missionary. Before my mission, I went to one year of college, and worked a little bit to raise some money to pay for my mission. Family is the most important thing to me, and I love mine with all my heart. Having moved a lot due to my dad's Air Force career, we grew closer every time we moved. We had to rely on eachother to get us through the hard days, and in doing so, we've created a very close-knit family. I love my family so much, and I know that although we are apart right now, it is so I--and many other soldiers in God's army--can bring other families to know the truth and live together forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been all around the world, and I've seen people that are truly happy everywhere I go. This happiness doesn't come from having a good job, a good house, or a nice car. It doesn't even come from living in a clean place or enjoying the necessities of life. The joy and happiness that I've seen in people's lives--people that live in a shack made out of sheet metal, or have a house as small as my closet--comes from having the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is no question in my mind that the plan that God has set out for us is one of happiness. He loves us immensely and even though we may go through hard times, feel like we have no way of getting out of the dark places we've been trapped in, there is hope. Hope for a better future; hope in Christ. He has been where we have been, and He knows where we are going. How miraculous it is to know that He, the one who descended lower and to darker places than any of us, is the one who can shape our future. He has asked of us only one thing, "Come follow me." I'm a Mormon because I know that how I feel far outweighs what I know, and that the power of two bent knees and a bowed head is so much greater than the power of my rational mind. God loves me, and I have felt that love. He is the most powerful being in the universe, and He loves me. He loves me in all of my imperfections; He loves me even though I make mistakes daily; He loves me because I am His son. I know that although I make many mistakes, that even though I fall short daily, He loves me and will guide me back onto the path to life again with Him. His power is great, and His majesty is awesome. "Yea I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefoere I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God; for in His strength I can do all things." Run to Him; He is waiting. His love is greater than anything. This I know.

How I live my faith

I am a missionary right now. I kind of think it's ironic how this section says "how I live my faith" when in reality, being a missionary has showed me that in devoting yourself to the gospel the title really is "how my faith has grown". There is no greater way to gain faith than to exercise it. For me, it has been hard at times to tell my rational mind to turn off so I can listen to my heart. Faith is belief, hope, and action. There is no passive faith. As a missionary, some days are hard, and others aren't. But during those hard days, and during all the hard days of life, faith in something better, faith in a better life to come can make all the difference. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (an apostle in our church) said, "Don't you quit. You keep walking; you keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead. Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don't come 'til Heaven. But for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come. It will be alright in the end. Trust God, and believe--in good things to come." So I guess my way of answering the title of this section would be: I live my faith in faith. God will bless us, and He will heal us. This truth brings hope and deliverance for me, and much of the world. Believe in it. Have faith in good things to come.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Logan
God and Jesus Christ choose the prophet. Just like in times of old when prophets such as Moses or Abraham were chosen, our prophets are chosen and called by Jesus Christ and God the Father. The prophet has their Priesthood Authority--or the authority to act in God's name, or to do what God himself would do if He were on the earth. These men, like Jesus Christ, have twelve Apostles to help them preach the gospel and direct the Church here on the earth. They are all special witnesses of Christ, and they testify of Him as they lead the church. Show more Show less